Friday, January 29, 2016

NRDC Nutrition Training Officer

THET is a specialist global health organisation that educates, trains and supports health workers through partnerships, strengthening health systems and enabling people in low and middle income countries to access essential healthcare.
THET has funding to support the Food and Nutrition Diploma course at the Natural Resources Development College (NRDC). Given that the programme is still in its early stage of development, THET is looking to recruit a Nutrition Training Officer (Lecturer) who can not only contribute to teaching and research, but is also willing to take a leadership role in designing future interventions.
Place of work
The Nutrition Training Officer (Lecturer) will be assigned to the Nutrition Department at NRDC. The college is located in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital.
Lines of accountability
The Nutrition Training Officer (Lecturer) will hold a visiting lecturer appointment with NRDC. The immediate supervisor will be the Head of the Nutrition Department, NRDC. The post-holder will also work closely with THET’s Nutrition Programme Coordinator.
Period of contract
February – June, 2016
This is a volunteer position, but THET will provide a housing and living stipend.
Scope of work
The main tasks of the Nutrition Training Officer (Lecturer) include ensuring the smooth running and timely delivery of all aspects of the Food and Nutrition Diploma course, conducting training and research needs assessments, and contributing to the delivery of NRDC’s Food and Nutrition programme, all under the guidance of the Head of Department.
Specific tasks include:
  1. Diploma course
     Teaching:
    o Teach 1-2 courses.
    o Monitor the delivery of all other Food and Nutrition Department courses.
    o Undertake the timely provision of training aids and materials in order to facilitate the delivery of material.
     Examinations & continuous assessments:
    o Attend examiners’ meetings.
    o Prepare exam papers.
    o Check the examination timetable.
    o Organize marking.
    o Collect and consolidate grades.
     Timetables:
    o Check Nutrition Department drafts, and resolve conflicts.
     Administration:
    o Find ways to expand physical resources (books, journals, equipment, software).
    o Monitor the distribution of textbooks, use of the resource centre, computer centre and anthropometric and classroom equipment.
    o Monitor admissions to the Food and Nutrition course.
    o Ensure updating and maintenance of course files.
     Student issues:
    o Address concerns, admin needs, and awards.
     Attend departmental staff meetings.
  2. Training needs assessment
     Undertake a training needs assessment to establish what support NRDC requires in order to deliver a quality and sustainable Diploma course. Potential areas for support include: curriculum development and review, teaching support, faculty development, infrastructure, etc.
  3. Other tasks
     Undertake a review of the existing research portfolio in the Department, including identification of obstacles to research and possible research areas for staff to pursue.
     Contribute to THET’s M&E reports and to the Nutrition Programme monitoring.
     Attend Nutrition Programme meetings.
     Network with broader nutrition community.
    Person specification:
     Bachelor of Science in Nutrition or a related subject. A postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
     Experience working on teaching or/and curriculum development
     Work experience in the field of nutrition will be an added advantage
     Excellent report writing skills
     Excellent communication skills and good command of English
     Computer literate, good inter-personal skills.

Please submit your CV, with a cover letter, indicating why you are interested in this role and how you meet the specifications to Mpongwe Chanda, Nutrition Programme Coordinator, Applications are due by 29 February 2016 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


NGO JOBS ICT JOBS Lusaka Finance Accountant Agriculture Administration Health Human Resources Sales Kitwe Lecturer Civil Engineer Solwezi Consultancy Legal Jobs SCHOLARSHIPS Education MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS Driver Jobs Mining Jobs Ndola Procurement Jobs Monitoring and Evaluation Electrical Engineering Telecommunications MTN Zambia First Quantum Minerals Ltd Project Manager Airtel Zambia ZRA Zambia Revenue Authority Community Development Jobs Kasama LMC Lumwana Mining Company Limited Marketing Zamtel Save the Children World Vision Environmental Jobs Kabwe Malawi Jobs Research Graduate Trainee Standard Chartered Bank CARE INTERNATIONAL ZAMBIA Zimbabwe AWF African Wildlife Foundation Choma GOVERNMENT JOBS Mechanical Engineering NAPSA National Pension Scheme Authority PwC Teaching Jobs UN United Nations Zambia Sugar Plc Afdb African Development Bank Mopani Copper Mines PLC Security Jobs AB Bank Zambia Customer Care FINCA Zambia MU MULUNGUSHI UNIVERSITY PATH INTERNATIONAL RDA Road Development Agency UNICEF US Embassy in Zambia BANKING JOBS CHAI Clinton Health Access Initiative COMESA Chipata FHI360 Mongu SNV ZAMBIA Sandvik Economist Internship Livingstone Plan International WaterAid Zambia Zambia Banks Zanaco Zambia National Commercial Bank AU African Union Access Bank BOZ Bank of Zambia CRS Catholic Relief Services Cavmont Bank Chingola Copperbelt Energy Corporation Democratic of the Congo Kalulushi SADC Southern African Development Community USAID Zambia BancABC Copperbelt University ECOBANK ZAMBIA Kalumbila Librarian Lubambe Copper Mine Limited UNZA University of Zambia ZTB Zambia Tourism Board Barclays Bank Zambia Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia Climate Change and Environment Copperbelt EGPAF Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation ERB Energy Regulation Board Lusaka University OXFAM Volunteering WFP World Food Programme ZEMA Zambia Environmental Management Agency ZICTA Zambia Information n Communications Technology Authority Zambia Breweries Plc Atlas Copco Zambia Aviation Jobs Citibank DBZ DEVELOPMENT BANK OF ZAMBIA Human Rights Jhpiego MEDICAL STORES LIMITED Mazabuka Ministry of Gender and Child Development NEPAD NPA National Prosecution Authority National Airports Corporation National Breweries PC Population Council PSI Puma Energy International Restless Development The World Bank UNDP VSO Voluntary Service Overseas ZIPAR Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research ZNBS ZAMBIA NATIONAL BUILDING SOCIETY Zambia Red Cross Society ACC Anti Corruption Commission Zambia Abt Associates Blantyre British Council in Zambia CIVIL SERVICE JOBS Chamber of Mines of Zambia Chibombo Chililabombwe Chirundu Coca Cola Customer Support - Technical Support Danish Refugee Council ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF ZAMBIA ESAMI Eastern and Southern African Management Institute FNB FIRST NATIONAL BANK ZAMBIA Finca Malawi Food and Nutrition HPCZ Health Professions Council of Zambia Hospitality Jobs IRC International Rescue Committee Insurance Jobs Islamic Relief Kasumbalesa Konkola Copper Mines plc Legal Aid Board Lilongwe Lumwana MKUSHI MPIKA Maamba Collieries Limited Marie Stopes Zambia Ministry of local government and housing Mufulira NCC NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CONSTRUCTION NFNC National Food and Nutrition Commission NHA National Housing Authority NLACW National Legal Aid Clinic for Women NRFA National Road Fund Agency NU Northrise University National Milling Corporation PACRA Patents and Companies Registration Agency PACT PIA Pensions and Insurance Authority Peace Corps Zambia Purchasing - Supplies Manager Records Management Rural Electrification Authority SUPPLY CHAIN Statistician Veterinary Council of Zambia WHO World Health Organization WWSC Western Water and Sewerage Company Workers Compensation Fund ZAWA Zambia Wildlife Authority ZDA Zambia Development Agency ZESCO Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Limited ZICA Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants ZWMA Zambia Weights and Measure Agency Zambia Catholic University